We accept a maximum of 32 credits from exams (AP, IB, GCE, French Bacc, etc).
What is the maximum number of credits I can transfer into Northeastern?
Students coming from a 2-year school or community college can transfer a maximum of 60 credits. Those coming from a 4-year college or university (or a combination of 2- and 4-year schools) can transfer a maximum of 80 credits.
Can I receive a credit evaluation prior to applying?
Due to the large number of prospective students we counsel each year, we are unable to provide an official credit evaluation until a student has been accepted. You can view our transfer credit database by institution here. If a course says “No Transfer”, it is not transferable. If a course is not in the database, it does not mean the course will not transfer; it just means that we have not yet evaluated the course.
Can you tell me if ______ course is transferable?
Individual courses are not reviewed until the student submits a formal application and is accepted to the university. Students can access our working database to see if an equivalent has already been given here.
When will I receive my credit evaluation?
Once you are accepted we will begin to review your transfer credits. Within two weeks of receiving your official acceptance notification, you will have access to your online degree audit that will show you what credits are being accepted from your previous college work, how those credits apply to the specific degree program you have been accepted into and what requirements you still need to complete at Northeastern.
Does Northeastern accept credits taken through a consortium (such as Colleges of the Fenway, Five College Consortium, Consortium of Universities in the Washington Metropolitan Area/ CUWMA)
Yes, but they must appear on an official transcript from the institution where you actually took the course. We cannot accept transcripts from your home institution for consortium courses.
How many years of school will I have left to complete?
The answer to this question will vary depending upon what major you are accepted into and how many credits are transferable.
Architecture: Even with transfer credits, you will most likely still have the full five-year program left to complete.
What is my class standing?
Based solely on the total number of transfer credits (standing will vary depending on how many credits will apply toward the student’s major), here is a breakdown of class standing:
I currently attend an institution that operates on a quarter calendar. Will my credits transfer to Northeastern?
Yes. We do recommend that students taking quarter hour credits complete full sequences of courses prior to transferring to maximize their potential credits. We use a conversion of 1 quarter hour = .67 semester hour.
I currently attend an institution that awards 3 semester hours per class. I notice that Northeastern offers courses worth 4 semester hours each. How will this affect my transfer credits?
We award transfer credit based on what your previous school valued a course at. You will still get credit for having completed a particular requirement; however, you will need to make up the 1 credit difference in elective credits.
I currently attend an institution that awards 1 unit per course. How will that translate to semester hours?
The registrar at your current institution will be able to tell you how many semester hours your course is equivalent to. This information may be available on your transcript as well. We will award semester hours accordingly.
When will I register for classes and meet my academic advisor?
All transfer students must attend new student orientation to meet with their academic advisor and register for classes.